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Description - Criminal Law and the Authority of the State by Petter Asp

How does the state, as a public authority, relate to those under its jurisdiction through the criminal law? Connecting the ways in which criminal lawyers, legal theorists, public lawyers and criminologists address questions of the criminal law's legitimacy, contributors to this collection explore issues such as criminal law-making and jurisdiction; the political-ethical underpinnings of legitimate criminal law enforcement; the offence of treason; the importance of doctrinal guidance in the application of criminal law; the interface between tort and crime; and the purposes and mechanisms of state punishment. Overall, the collection aims to enhance and deepen our understanding of criminal law by conceiving of the practices of criminal justice as explicitly and distinctly embedded in the project of liberal self-governance.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781509905133
ISBN-10: 1509905138
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 4-May-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Petter Asp

Antje du Bois-Pedain is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law in the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Magnus Ulvang is Professor of Criminal Law at Uppsala University. Petter Asp is Professor of Criminal Law at Stockholm University.